St Elizabeth Hospice and St Helena Hospice launch Hospice Education programme

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 St Elizabeth Hospice and St Helena Hospice have announced a new learning and development partnership through the launch of their joint programme, Hospice Education.

Through Hospice Education, the two hospices, based in Suffolk and North East Essex, will collaborate to provide an extensive range of palliative and end-of-life education, training, learning and development sessions – both online and in person as part of a blended approach– available to healthcare professionals across North East Essex, Suffolk through to Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Mandy Summons, Head of Hospice Education at St Elizabeth Hospice and St Helena Hospice, said: “Both hospices have held a long term ambition to create an education programme which could support healthcare professionals in the region, so we are delighted we have been able to develop the Hospice Education platform.

“Working through Covid-19, we have seen collaboration and co-production being more important than ever before and through Hospice Education we will be providing one place where people can visit to learn new skills and share ideas to increase knowledge and skillsets to help better meet the needs of the communities we serve.

“We are excited to see how Hospice Education will progress, so do visit our website to view all upcoming sessions and workshops, and if you or your organisation would like to collaborate with us on the programme, please do get in contact.”

Launched in April, in the coming months a number of training sessions and workshops are being held by Hospice Education, including Advance Care Planning (online) 5th May, Palliative Care Masterclass (online) 18th May and Syringe Pump Training (face-to-face session) 18th May.

As the partnership grows, the range of educational opportunities will increase so please do get in contact if you would like to join the programme. Bespoke training on end-of-life care is also available upon request.

To find out more information about Hospice Education email

or visit


Photo caption: Hospice Education team from St Helena and St Elizabeth Hospice: Sally Thorpe, Kathryn Ross, Mandy Summons, Sue Saunders, Rubi Giddings.


About St Elizabeth Hospice

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people in east Suffolk through to Great Yarmouth and Waveney living with a progressive or life-limiting illness. Our work is centred on an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, whenever and wherever it is needed, whether at home, in the community or at the hospice. Through medicine and therapy we ease pain; we give life purpose and make life liveable.

To find out more information about St Elizabeth Hospice call 01473 727776 or visit


About St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice was established in 1985 and provides specialist end of life care and bereavement support for patients and their families living in north east Essex who face incurable illness. The emphasis for this charity is about quality of life and services include the hospice, hospice in the home, bereavement support, wellbeing support (including complementary therapies) and SinglePoint 24/7 helpline. Each year St Helena Hospice raises a considerable sum from the local community to maintain the specialist care offered.

To find out more about St Helena Hospice, call 01206 845 566 or visit

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